Article I, Section 8: The Commerce Clause

The power granted to Congress to regulate interstate commerce was the basis for the Kansas Nebraska Act, the Compromise of 1850, the Interstate Commerce Act, and the Fugitive Slave Act. Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce has been at the center of several Supreme Court cases, including Gibbons v. Ogden (1824), South Dakota v. Dole (1987), and U.S. v. Morrison (2000).